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    How long does it take for Lumia 920 to reset to default factory setting?
    I just reset my phone through menu in setting and I see 2 gears turning round and round for over 30 minutes.
    Is this normal? What do I do if it stays like this?
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    That's not normal and honestly your phone is probably bricked now. My first factory reset took like a minute before it rebooted and worked fine. My second one (recommended by AT&T.. grrr) stalled like yours and now I'm stuck at the Nokia boot logo.

    Sorry.
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    its bricked. every lumia 920 has a bug when you hard reset the phone, it gets stuck at the spinning gears and bricks. there is a thread at the top of the section that can help you fix your phone, or you can return it to store and get another one
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    Thank you.
    I was sending out my L920 to repair center to fix the vibration rattle and was gonna factory reset the phone before sending it out, so bricking is fine I guess.... So by now, all my personal files are deleted?
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    Fartory resetting
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    How do you do a "fartory" reset? That would be awesome!
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    Make with the WP purchase already one time why dontcha for pete's sake. Honestly.....
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    Try holding down the "lock/unlock" button and "volume down" button for 10 seconds
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    Eat a bowl of chili with beans, sit on your phone and squeeze?
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    Aw #!@@ I just factory rest mine and it has been on the spinning gears for over 40 minutes what a bug to have.
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    i am stuck at the nokia boot logo after trying to reset. Pls what can i do?
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    If your phone is stuck on the spinnings gears, read the sticky at the top of this forum --- takes about 15 minutes.
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    I do factory resets via the settings menu. The reset itself takes a couple of minutes and the Welcome screen then appears. Then it takes about fifteen or so minutes to setup and auto download my apps.
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    If your phone is stuck do a soft reset.

    Ive had to hard reset my phone twice and it got stuck on the gears both times, but i just kept soft resetting and it eventually worked both times.
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    My last factory reset took ~17 hours. Plug the phone into a charger, and be patient.
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    It took a hour and a half after I did the reset.
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    SOLVED!

    Hi I faced the same problem. The screen having two gears stuck for 15mins then I removed the battery directly. I put the battery again and pressed Power Button+Volume Down key simultaneously. After sensing a vibration release the keys. Then the same gear screen will come up and will take 5mins to boot the phone to factory settings.
    Works 100%!
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    It is probably the SIM causing the error.. Removing the SIM and then doing it took not even 5 minutes to do the reset.
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    now its two hours gone still showing the two gears moving ,how much more time it would it take to factory resetting,please help , what to do ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishant Singh View Post
    now its two hours gone still showing the two gears moving ,how much more time it would it take to factory resetting,please help , what to do ??
    It may have been bricked from the reset. This seems to be a hit or miss as when I have rest my phone it became frozen on the gears for 2 hours+ and then finally rebooted. The second time I reset it took no longer than a minute......If it doesn't eventually boot up you'll need Nokia suite and Navi firm to reinstall the firmware
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    about 5 min BUT when ur phone restart >
    1 take of the battery
    2 take of the SIM and the external memory (if u have on it)
    3 put the battery
    4 switch it on and it will finish and restart by it self

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